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John Jackson

(1778-1831), Portrait painter

Sitter in 6 portraits
Artist associated with 231 portraits
Yorkshire-born John Jackson was the son of a village tailor. Always proficient in drawing, at the age of nineteen he established himself in York as a painter of miniature portraits. He came to the attention of the Earl of Carlisle who employed him to copy some of the works in his collection. In 1804, Jackson moved to London. He began studying at the Royal Academy schools and by 1807 had established himself as a portrait painter specialising in watercolour portraits. He became an associate of the Royal Academy in 1816 and was elected an academician two years later.

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John Jackson, by John Jackson - NPG 443

John Jackson

by John Jackson
oil on canvas, circa 1823
NPG 443

John Jackson, copy by William Mulready, after  John Jackson - NPG 6299

John Jackson

copy by William Mulready, after John Jackson
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory laid on card, (circa 1823)
NPG 6299

John Jackson, by William Ward, published by  Molteno & Graves, after  John Jackson - NPG D36469

John Jackson

by William Ward, published by Molteno & Graves, after John Jackson
mezzotint, published 21 May 1832 (circa 1823)
NPG D36469

John Jackson, by William Ward, after  John Jackson - NPG D36470

John Jackson

by William Ward, after John Jackson
mezzotint, published 1832 (circa 1823)
NPG D36470

John Jackson, by William Ward, after  John Jackson - NPG D6601

John Jackson

by William Ward, after John Jackson
mezzotint, published 1832 (circa 1823)
NPG D6601

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John Jackson

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1954
NPG x89956

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